9 family friendly cargo bikes for toting kids and goods in eco style

by 08/31/15   filed under: eco toddler, gear for parents, green family, transportation

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HOW TO: Make addictive, vegan, gluten-free chocolate bark using coconut oil

by 08/31/15   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, vegetarian

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The evolving identity of a stay-at-home-mom whose kids just started school full-time

by 08/31/15   filed under: parenting

back to school, parenting, parenting essay, personal essay

If you happen to see me during these first few weeks of school, know that behind the brave, smiling face that my children will witness as they head to their new classrooms is a parent who is excited, a little unsure, and more than slightly sentimental. It’s a new beginning for all of us.

For the past seven years, my primary identity has been that of “mom.” The label “mom” (or “parent” for that matter) simply doesn’t cover all the roles and jobs and details that have come to encompass my daily responsibilities at one time or another: lunch maker, juice Sherpa, story reader, block stacker, diaper changer, primary nutritional source, street-crossing hand holder, playdate organizer and supervisor, public transportation adventurer, playmate, binkie and blankie rescuer. Having both kids in school all day will obviously be a big change for them, but it took me a while to realize that for me (especially in our label-defining and obsessed society), my own identity is also in need of an evolution.

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15 ways kids can use rocks for art, crafts & learning

by 08/30/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green kids

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20 educational and FUN sensory table activities for kids!

by 08/28/15   filed under: eco toddler, education

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15 nature crafts for kids that can be made using found objects

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HOW TO: Make sweet & spicy vegetable Thai curry with an island of Jasmine rice

by 08/28/15   filed under: food, healthy recipe, how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Me... Jane introduces young readers to the nature-loving, early roots of Jane Goodall

by 08/28/15   filed under: books, kid friendly

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Naturepedic's 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

Naturepedic's 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

Naturepedic has the utmost respect for the environment and your family’s health when producing their products. Handmade in the U.S.A by Amish craftsman without using potential…

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16 essential vegan foods to stock up on to switch your family to a plant-based diet

16 essential vegan foods to stock up on to switch your family to a plant-based diet

1. Noodles, rice, and or quinoa Noodles are a kid-friendly food no-brainer. Many noodles are vegan (although check for eggs), and there are so many varieties you can buy: gluten-free,…

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The Crayon Initiative recycles discarded crayons into new crayons for kids in children's hospitals

The Crayon Initiative recycles discarded crayons into new crayons for kids in children's hospitals

Crayons — those cheery, ubiquitous coloring implements, are likely lurking in your purse, hiding in at least five different drawers throughout your house, and leaving their mark…

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Woman who received womb transplant from her mother gives birth to a baby boy

Woman who received womb transplant from her mother gives birth to a baby boy

In an amazing feat of medicine and science that has uniquely united three generations, a woman who received a womb transplant from her mother recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy…

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The many downfalls of kids' addiction to tech: why limiting screen time will benefit your child

The many downfalls of kids' addiction to tech: why limiting screen time will benefit your child

Image courtesy of Shutterstock How Much Screen Time do Kids Really Have? If you think most kids are using tech in moderation, think again. Consider the following shocking…

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Couples who share childcare duties equally have better sex, according to new study

Couples who share childcare duties equally have better sex, according to new study

How you and your partner parent and divide household responsibilities directly correlates to satisfaction levels in the bedroom, according to a new study. Researchers at Georgia State…

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Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution's WiFi is making their child sick

Parents sue Massachusetts boarding school, alleging the institution's WiFi is making their child sick

Keeping up with the latest technological advances is a priority for many schools, but the installation of a new, industrial-strength WiFi network is actually the reason one…

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This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat's meow

This feline-shaped kindergarten is the cat's meow

Approaching the building is like walking straight up to a giant feline, paws astride in a Sphinx-like pose, with big round eyes gazing out over the entryway. About a hundred lucky kids…

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Doctors may be able to predict preterm labor by examining microbes in mom’s body

Doctors may be able to predict preterm labor by examining microbes in mom’s body

It’s pretty much common knowledge that levels of so-called ‘healthy bacteria’ in one’s body can have a huge impact on a person’s overall health. Researchers at Stanford…

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Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

Finally, we can announce something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. America now has its first public school district that serves 100% local, seasonal, organic, non-GMO…

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